Category Archives: 2006

And we’re done…

When I started this project, I had two goals. One, I wanted to do a long-form project and see it to the end. With Happy wrapping up the chart, I have accomplished that goal. Two, I wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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Beyonce – Irreplaceable

First Hit #1: December 16, 2006 Beyonce knows repetition, and Irreplaceable is a masterpiece of saying the same lines over and over again. I don’t want to say it never gets old, because I did definitely get sick of it … Continue reading

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Akon feat. Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Love You

First Hit #1: December 2, 2006 Putting profanity in the title of a song is an instant way to get attention, especially if you’re planning to release it as a single. It’s so shocking, Akon is not only saying Fuck, … Continue reading

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Justin Timberlake feat. TI – My Love

First Hit #1: November 11, 2006 You can take the man out of the boy band, but you can’t take the boy band out of the man. My Love definitely doesn’t sound much like an *Nsync track, if one wasn’t … Continue reading

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Ludacris feat. Pharrell – Money Maker

First Hit #1: October 28, 2006 Another day, another song about butts. It’s difficult to really say much about it, because there have been many songs about butts, and while they’re varying levels of clever they’re all effectively the same. … Continue reading

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Justin Timberlake – SexyBack

First Hit #1: September 9, 2006 How can you bring sexy back if sexy never left? While an enjoyable simple club banger, Timberlake isn’t actually doing much that’s actually new here. It’s of a piece with the trends of the … Continue reading

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Fergie – London Bridge

First Hit #1: August 19, 2006 It’s never a surprise when a pop song borrows heavily from another, recently released pop song. For instance, let’s take London Bridge, which is basically Hollaback Girl with a more nonsensical central metaphor, and … Continue reading

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